6 Questions to Improve Your Virtual Classroom
It can be difficult to determine whether or not students in a virtual classroom are paying attention to a given course. When student faces are downsized and stacked in grids, most of the information that is communicated in face-to-face classrooms, including nonverbal indicators such as facial expressions, eye contact, and posture, is lost. This includes a significant amount of the information that is communicated.
In a research done in 2019, experienced instructors discussed the solution they use: You will need to regularly collect feedback in order to effectively read your virtual classroom.
It is not necessary to develop complicated new tools. To get feedback from students, you can use a straightforward Google Form (which requires sign in) or an application such as Pear Deck or Padlet. Here are six questions we recommend:
How confident are you in your ability to use the technology in our online classroom? Rate yourself on a scale from 1 to 5.
Have you ever been unable to hear me or connect to the internet due to a technical problem? If so, I’m sorry for the inconvenience.
Do my lessons have a logical structure, and do the tasks make sense?
Are you able to quickly locate what you require?
Do you sense that people are listening to what you have to say?
What steps can I take to make our virtual classroom better?